Pumpkin Cheese Ball

67  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 1 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 1-1/2 cups cheese spread, or 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.


Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  •  dash ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 green onion piece (2 inch)
  •  RITZ Crackers

Instructions

  • Mix  Neufchatel, pumpkin and spices in medium bowl until blended. Add nuts; mix well. Shape into ball.
  • Use  wooden spoon handle to press indentations into cheese ball to resemble pumpkin as shown in photo.
  • Insert  onion piece into top of cheese ball.
  • Refrigerate  1 hour. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

How to Shape the Neufchatel Mixture into BallPlace Neufchatel mixture in center of large sheet of plastic wrap. Gather corners of plastic wrap at top of Neufchatel mixture and twist until mixture forms ball. Unwrap cheese ball; place on plate. Make indentations and add onion for stem as directed in recipe. Refrigerate 1 hour.

SubstituteSubstitute a 2-inch piece of cinnamon stick, pretzel rod or green pepper strip for the green onion.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 1-1/2 cups cheese spread, or 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 150 
    • Total fat 11 g
    • Saturated fat 3.5 g
    • Cholesterol 15 mg
    • Sodium 190 mg
    • Carbohydrate 11 g
    • Dietary fiber <1 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars 1 g
    • Protein 3 g
    • Vitamin A 10 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 4 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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